Professor Ted Oyama is the recipient of the 2009 Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award.

CCP - 28 August 2009

The winner of the 2009 Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award is Professor Ted Oyama from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Professor Oyama is recognized for his outstanding contributions and leadership in catalysis research. In his early work, he made significant contributions to our understanding of catalytic reactions on metal carbides, nitrides and oxides. Professor Oyama uses state-of-the-art spectroscopy methods to obtain information about catalysis in the working sate. He currently works in three areas: the oxidative transformation of hydrocarbons to high-value products, the development of novel catalysts for the upgrading of petroleum resources and the development of membranes and membrane reactors for the selective separation of gases. The award announcement was made at the 2009 Spring Symposium. Professor Oyama will be honored during his award lecture, scheduled for September, with a plaque and a $1000 cash award.